Sheriff’s deputy shoots himself in leg at juvenile center

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot himself while holstering his gun at a central New York juvenile center.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center in the town of Onondaga early Thursday afternoon.

No weapons are permitted in the facility beyond certain points, and the gun fired as the Seneca County deputy was re-holstering it. The deputy has been hospitalized for a leg wound. Authorities say he is expected to recover.

Authorities say the deputy had been transporting an inmate.

No one else was injured.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office refused to identify the deputy.

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